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April 2023

What is the canton fair

The Largest Exhibition of Factories and Suppliers In The World

Join us at the largest sourcing opportunity in the world

The Canton Fair is huge! It’s the size of three airports. Almost a half mile of exhibitors. The size of 217 football fields.

There are more products than you can possibly imagine. Products that your competitors do not have. At the Canton Fair you can see, touch, and examine potential products in person. You also get to see a variety of different options, so you can compare the quality of your sample compared across different factories. And of course, engaging with your supplier face-to-face builds trust and rapport, which helps you save money and makes the entire sourcing process simpler and smoother.

If you are serious about increasing your profit margins, lowering your product costs, finding a factory, understanding your supply chain, building a relationship, scaling your brand, and putting your business growth on steroids, there is nothing comparable to attending the Canton Fair. 

China is finally open.

The time for action is now!

Next Steps

What To Do Now...

Here is a list of things you can do now, and things you should wait to do.


1)  Register and place your deposit for the Canton Fair April 2023 Trip.

2) You will need a Passport and a COMMERCIAL Visa to enter China. Therefore, if you do not have a Passport apply for one now.

3) If you do not have a passport, get a passport now. If have a passport, check your expiration.  Make sure it is still valid and will be for at least 6 months after your expected entry date.


You must get a new valid Commercial (Business) Visa. Contact your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate.

5) REGISTER FOR THE CANTON FAIR.  If you are not previously registered, you can register here. 

6) A Business Visa requires an invitation from a company inside China or from the Canton Fair. Be sure to register for the Fair to get your invitation. 


7) Do not arrange flights. Airlines are still contracting gate service at Chinese airports. We expect airfare prices will fall approximately March 1. Talk with me before purchasing tickets. Our China trip includes activities after the Fair and we do not know yet which of these are allowable under post-Covid restrictions. 

8) Do not arrange a hotel. We will stay together at the same hotel with special rates for our group. We will not have details until regulations are clearer.


As you can see in the video below, there are many activities and optional side trips in addition to the Canton Fair itself.  

We do not know yet if there will be limits to the number of people allowed in travelling groups.  Therefore, we are limiting the registration to fifteen people until we know more. 

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Registration Opens February 1


Our event will start April 20, three days prior to Phase 2 of the Canton Fair, and continue through May 3, including the first part of Phase 3. 

The program includes optional add-ons such as personalized factory visits, tours, and even an optional visit to a Panda Conservatory.  (Dependent on Chinese post-Covid regulations)

There is also a trip to Yiwu, the world's largest commodity product market.


Because of the limited size, registration will be on first come basis. Early Registration opens February 1, 2023.

It has been 42 months since the last full Canton Fair.  

MORE Than Just FBA 

As always, Product Development Academy provides a program that is unique, personal, and beyond anything else available. You will receive workshops and training that no one else offers.

This is a high-touch program with personal attention and commitment to your success.

We are focused on products that you can sell across all of retail: Amazon, Off-Amazon Ecommerce, Independent & Specialty Retailers, Big Box Stores, Catalogs, and Sold On TV.  That requires vision, hard work, and the guidance of experienced professionals - and we are here to help. 

If you are looking to launch a brand that can grow and scale into a self-sustaining business, then join us. If you are looking for products that your competitors do not have, then join us. If you are looking to expand your Amazon business into in-store retail, then join us. If you want to source factories, not just products, then join us.  

Entrepreneurs have dreams. If your dreams are big, I mean REALLY big, then join us in China at the Canton Fair.  

This is the first step to turning big dreams into big results.

Business is for those who are Bold.

Leave your competitors in your dust  


Canton Fair Trip Itinerary 

Prior to Canton Fair Trip 

April 3

Zoom Training – Trip Preparation.

Arrival - April 19

When you arrive at the airport you will be picked up and driven to the hotel.  This is your time to rest up. Relax. Adjust to jet lag.  Meet your colleagues, coaches, and other attendees.

Canton Fair Trip Begins

DAY 1, April 20

Enjoy a guided tour sightseeing in the third largest city in China.  Learn the history, experience the culture, and even learn some words and phases in Mandarin. 

We finish the day at our kick-off dinner.

DAY 2, April 21

A full day of training. Learn about sourcing, factories, shipping, and negotiation. Products need to be differentiated, and so do sourcing trips. This is where the differentiation begins.  You’ll be learning from real experts.  Learn about product choice from people who are selling products into stores as well as online. Learn about negotiation from factory owners. Learn about shipping from experienced, registered, freight forwarders.  

The day finishes with a boat cruise seeing the light displays of the buildings along the Pearl River.   

DAY 3, April 22

Tour Chinese Factories. See behind the scenes. Learn the four critical aspects to look for when you visit your own factories. See how internal quality is ensured and learn how you should address it within your own factories.  Learn firsthand about business culture. Learn how to see the things other people miss.

DAY 4, April 23

First day of the Canton Fair Phase 2.  Visit the Fair with experts at your side to explain what you see and guide you in your choices.

Networking dinner with special guest

DAY 5, April 24

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Nightly Mastermind

DAY 6, April 25

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Nightly Mastermind

DAY 7, April 26

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Nightly Mastermind

DAY 8, April 27

Travel to Yiwu to see the world’s largest Commodity Product Market.  This is where you will find the best selection of add-on products to expand your product line.  (Optional Add-on)

[Alternative] Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

DAY 9, April 28

Meet your own personal translator and guide. Visit Yiwu with your guide.

Networking dinner  

DAY 10, April 29

Visit Yiwu with your own personal translator and guide.

Return to Guangzhou.

DAY 11, April 30

Thinking Inside and Outside the Box - Learn about Packaging, Logistics, and Shipping

DAY 12, May 1

First day of the Canton Fair Phase 3


DAY 13, May 2

Continue your visit at the Canton Fair

Final Celebration Dinner  

DAY 14, May 3

  • Head home,

- or -

  • Continue your visit at the Canton Fair,

- or -

  • Day Trip to learn about Molds and Plastic (add-on)

Following Canton Fair Trip

May 4 to May 10

  • Continue your visit at the Canton Fair Phase 3


  • Make appointments and visit the factories you meet at the Canton Fair with a professional to accompany you. (Add-on. Must be scheduled and arranged beforehand)


  • Tour trips to Shanghai, Beijing, Great Wall, or the Panda Preserve (Add-ons)

Drive Your Business Forward

...or stay in place.

The choice is YOURS.

Important Details

  • China requires a negative PCR covid test within 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Deposit is $1,500 to hold your space.
  • Deposits can be placed any time after February 1, 2023. Balance is due by the first week of March 2023.
  • We will limit attendees to the first 15 people only, until we know for certain that China will not put restrictions on foreigners in groups.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
  • The trip does not include airfare, hotel (although we will arrange special hotel rates) or non-group event meals. 
  • Optional add-ons, such as factory visits and panda conservatory (if open) will be available at additional fees to be posted by March 10, 2023.
  • You are responsible for obtaining travel insurance, and Visa.
  • Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the April 2023 Trip or if the Trip is canceled by the organizer, your payment will be carried forward to the next Trip in October 2023. If you are unable to attend the October 2023 Trip, or if that Trip is canceled by the organizer, you will get a full refund minus deposit.

Limited to 15 participants only until we know more about Chinese post-covid regulations. 

Spaces Remaining:  14

Total Spaces Available: 15